species. They are, moreover, not peculiar to the Lemurs, but
exist in the Squirrel, in the Domestic Cat, in the Leopard, in
- fche Otter, various Marsupials, and doubtless in
FIG. 258.-—A, left arm of Hapalemtir griseu® <$. at Teat; 6, spines on arm gland ; <c,
tactile "bristle. B, left foot of Jtfycticebus tardigradws. 1 to 5, Fads upon sole of
foot, (After Sutton, and Mlvart and Murie.2)
many mammals which require a tactile organ, for these hairs are
associated with a large branch of the radial nerve.
The Lemurs have at the present time a most remarkable dis-
tribution. There are altogether about fifty species, referable to
seventeen genera. Thirty-six species are confined, to Madagascar
1 Beddard, Proc. Zool. Soc, 1900, p. 6«1.
2 On the Arm Glands of the Lemurs, Prw. Zwl* Boc, 1887, p. 368,